Dear Blogcademy,How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
1)You encourage a sizable gathering of babes and creative women.
2)You make everything have that certain *sparkle*
3)You even got theparents out of the house to venture to Chicago seeking your glitter covered guru guidance.
4)You facilitate networking among up and coming bloggers furthering a great community a.k.a “tribe.
5)You have a “Brit Babe teaching too and I just love listening to that accent!
To make a long story short back in October 2012 I suffered a massive stroke which caused me to miss Blogcademy NYC which I lamented for weeks upon realizing I had completely missed it. however ,Lady Luck paid me a visit, there was a second class in Chicago ! I HAD to go but unfortunately I had no money any more to attend so I decided to apply for a scholarship, I then excitedly headed to a craft store and picked everything out for my project and with fingers crossed and a hopeful heart …proceeded to create a very cute scrapbook that followed my short essay- See Here
Well,much to my surprise I WON!
Hence followed a road trip to Chicago ,a dinner with local friends I had not seen in awhile and class the next day
The class was held at a co-working space called Enerspace Chicago, which is perfect because it’s a place for start ups and those seeking to further themselves,a business,or an idea, it was a lovely incubator to hatch our collective blogging dreams&schemes!
Much to popular belief bloggers and blogging is not just about “Look at me!Although “selfies can be fun… In fact it’s actually serious business and all three “headmistresses run their blogs as such.
The “Headmistresses!(above)*note the good style…
Everything was covered in depth from branding to content to marketing to monetizing,even the legal side of taxes,contracts,and agreements.
Gala introduced herself as well as the others and told all the “Blogcadettes where things were located We might need or want
After that intro it was time for each of us to do our own and answer the following questions:
1)Who are you?
2)What defines you?
3)Is it a business or is it a hobby?(your blog)
4)What else can you tell us about yourself?
Throughout class there were funny stories,laughs and of course good/fun music to each of our blogging activities&exercises
For being an 8 hour day it went by fast! Which to me indicates it must have been good to feel so fast
I learned more than I thought,the “Headmistresses were available to answer any and all questions,as well as generally just chat about anything,they were gracious hosts!
Check out my friend Erin’s site Here!
ART SCHOOL DROPOUT simply cool.
LADYBIRD LIKES yet more paper goodies
LIFE ON MARS VINTAGE PinkCircle Marilyn Monroe scarves.
MAD BIJOU Look at Her ” disco bullets…
LOVE IDEAS INK lovely paper goods!
REETA KRISHNA provided the indispensable WordPress for Beginners Book
SODA FOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY Just take a LookSee!
CROWN AND GLORY beautiful “crowns and sparkly ears too!
REETA KRISHNA provided indispensable WordPress for Beginners Book
B-TRIZ COLLECTION from across the pond…
In conclusion,I learned alot it was a fresh atmosphere thats an open forum for learning,sharing,networking,inspiration,and fun.I can saythat if your at all interested in blogging,head on over to Vimeo and look for Blogcademy for a sneak preview of what its all about and I can promise you won’t be bored.
In conclusion I feel that it was time well spent for a sneak peek head on over to Vimeo and look up Blogcademy for a preview of what its about I believe if you have the blogging bug at all you’ll want to participate in class,and I can promise you won’t be bored.
Above Photo: Ears away!(my lovely friend Erin&I )
Goody Bag Swag Sponsors!
- Art School Dropout provided awesome hairpins
- Crown And Glory For the sparkly ears and pretty headbands!
- Mad Bijou Look for the “disco bullets! ours were pink 🙂
- Life On Mars Vintage Great name and very David Bowie! provided silky pink Marilyn Monroe Circle scarves.
- Love Ideas Ink Rad Stationary!
- B-Triz Collection Notebooks from over the pond!
- Reeta KRISHNA provided an indispensable WordPress for beginners book!
My friend made us matching shirts! Upwards&Onwards.Check out Her blog and illustration work
In conclusion,I found the two day class to be jam packed with useful information as well as inspirational i.e. it got me pumped
I would certainly recommend it to anyone even mildly interested so, GO?
Each of the “Headmistresses were so sweet and thanked me,as well as hugs!
I appreciate&admire them not only as amazing bloggers but as rather cool people too.
Get Inspired and attend Blogcademy,seriously!
Post Script: Check out this Chicago Class Video Here